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Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) is a results driven law firm that is focused on delivering the highest level of service possible to its clients throughout the globe. Having begun over fifteen years ago as a litigation boutique, SFMS has grown into a full-service firm that is able to meet its clients’ needs in virtually any matter. The firm maintains a number of offices in the United States that are strategically located to serve its clients. SFMS represents clients in myriad areas, including commercial litigation, qui tam actions and complex class actions (consumer, antitrust, wage and hour, securities and ERISA).
Angela Pazzaglia is a managing economist at Bates White, a leading firm in economic and statistical consulting. In her role as a statistical expert, Dr. Pazzaglia conducts quantitative analyses such as sampling and extrapolation, causation and liability analysis, and damages estimation. She focuses on litigation in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, including work on False Claims Act and anti-kickback statute engagements. While with Bates White, Dr. Pazzaglia has estimated liability and damages for a case involving alleged kickbacks by a major brand name pharmaceutical company and assessed statistical claims and sample projections in a matter related to false advertising. She also has extensive experience analyzing pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursements using large transactional sales and claims databases.
Dr. Pazzaglia received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied computational modeling.
James C. Shah is a partner of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP and focuses his practice on the prosecution of complex class and commercial litigation. A significant portion his practice during the past 18 years has related to consumer class actions, including automotive defect cases. James is also actively involved in litigating ERISA, wage and hour, and qui tam matters. In addition to contingent matters, he also represents a significant number of commercial clients in hourly litigation, including many international companies. James earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon (1990) and a law degree from Temple University School of Law (1994). James began his career as a litigator in Philadelphia with Pelino & Lentz, P.C. In April 2000, he joined with Scott Shepherd and began building a firm, which now has more than 20 attorneys and offices in six states.